Tolls hurt local economy

Report highlights how Tolls effect local economy. I've been saying that Austinites paying $3,000 to $4,000 in tolls a year to drive on our freeways will cripple our local ecomony:

Report Shows Congestion Tax Would Hurt New York Business
Queens Chamber of Commerce report shows a congestion tax would cost the New York City, New York economy $1.9 billion a year. http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/10/1056.asp

Two reports from across the United States highlight the problems of HOV:

Report: HOV Lanes Increase Congestion

A report examines nearly five years of travel data and concludes that HOV lanes have increased congestion in San Francisco. http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/10/1047.asp

Virginia Commuters Outraged by HOV Enforcement
Virginia State Police carpool lane enforcement effort backfires as irate commuters flood switchboards with complaints. http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/06/609.asp

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